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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
500 AM EDT SAT NOV 05 2016

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ACROSS NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK...
...TODAYS TOPIC...REVIEW OF PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES...

TODAY CONCLUDES WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ACROSS NEW ENGLAND
AND NEW YORK. WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS A JOINT EFFORT
BETWEEN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES...LOCAL AND STATE
GOVERNMENTS IN NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC
OF IMPENDING WINTER HAZARDS...AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREPARE
FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO...NOW IS THE TIME TO GET
YOURSELF AND YOUR PROPERTY PREPARED FOR THE WINTER SEASON.

THE SEVERE ICE STORM OF JANUARY 1998 CAUSED LONG LASTING
DEVASTATION. MANY WERE UNPREPARED AND SEVERAL DIED IN THE WAKE
OF THE STORM. MANY LESSONS WERE LEARNED INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A
COMMUNITY. ONE SUCH LESSON THAT COULD BE TAKEN AWAY WAS THE
IMPORTANCE OF HEEDING THE ADVICE OF YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS. TAKE THEIR ADVICE SERIOUSLY AND
ACT ON IT BEFORE THE DANGERS MATERIALIZE.

PREPARATION AND ACTION ARE THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY SURVIVING
MOTHER NATURES FURY. HERE ARE SOME PREPARATIONS AND ACTIONS
THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE TO SURVIVE AND POSSIBLY ENJOY THIS UPCOMING
WINTER SEASON.

MAKE SURE YOUR HEATING SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND IS OPERATING
SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY. HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY SWEPT TO REMOVE ANY
SOOT BUILDUP.

CHECK YOUR SUPPLY OF HEATING FUEL. IF YOU HEAT YOUR HOME BY
WOOD STOVE...BE SURE YOU HAVE A SUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF WOOD TO LAST
THROUGH THE WINTER.

IF YOU USE A GENERATOR...BE SURE YOU PROVIDE ADEQUATE VENTILATION
TO PREVENT DEADLY CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. ALSO...WITH ANY
HEATING SYSTEM...MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BATTERY POWERED OPERATING
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR.

CHECK YOUR FOOD SUPPLY AND STOCK AN EXTRA SUPPLY OF NON
PERISHABLE FOODS. YOUR SUPPLIES SHOULD INCLUDE FOOD THAT REQUIRES
NO COOKING OR REFRIGERATION IN CASE YOU LOSE ELECTRICITY. ALSO...
HAVE PLENTY OF BOTTLED WATER ON HAND.

IN THE EVENT YOU LOSE ELECTRICITY...HAVE PLENTY OF WARM BLANKETS
AVAILABLE. BE SURE YOUR BATTERY OPERATED RADIOS AND FLASHLIGHTS ARE
IN GOOD WORKING ORDER AND THAT YOU HAVE A FRESH SUPPLY OF BATTERIES.

GET YOUR VEHICLE WINTERIZED BEFORE THE COLD WEATHER ARRIVES. BE SURE
THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED...YOUR LIGHTS AND BRAKES ARE IN GOOD
WORKING ORDER. CHECK YOUR TIRES AND WIPER BLADES AND BE SURE TO HAVE
A FRESH SUPPLY OF ANTIFREEZE.

KEEP A WINTER STORM KIT IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR. SOME SUPPLIES YOU
MAY WANT TO INCLUDE ARE BLANKETS...NON-PERISHABLE FOODS LIKE NUTS...
PROTEIN...HEALTH OR CANDY BARS...FLARES...A SHOVEL...A BAG OF SAND...
TIRE CHAINS...A FLASHLIGHT...WINDSHIELD SCRAPER AND BOOSTER CABLES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE WHEN WINTER
WEATHER THREATENS. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS
FREQUENTLY. PRACTICE WHAT YOU LEARNED THIS WEEK...BY TAKING THE
PROPER PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

LASTLY...A REMINDER THAT THE START OF EASTERN STANDARD TIME IS NOW
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER. CLOCKS ARE TO BE TURNED BACK ONE HOUR.
THIS IS ALSO A GOOD TIME TO CHECK OR CHANGE BATTERIES IN SMOKE AND
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AS WELL AS NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV...THEN
CLICK ON VERMONT.


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